Towards the end of each year I collect some housing forecasts for the following year.
Here was a summary of forecasts for 2012. Right now it looks like new home sales will be around 370 thousand this year, and total starts around 770 thousand or so. Tom Lawler, John Burns and David Crowe (NAHB) were all very close on New Home sales for 2012. Lawler was the closest on housing starts.
The table below shows several forecasts for 2013. (several analysts were kind enough to share their forecasts - thanks!)Calculated Risk
2013 Housing Forecasts